Josh Brunetti is a UConn student finishing his undergraduate requirements
and is applying to graduate school. He plans to eventually become a
college professor of English. After having taken a creative writing class
with Davyne Verstandig, Josh began attending open mics, writing workshops,
and even decided to help begin a writing club at Torrington UConn. The
club will meet weekly as a workshop and as a forum for planning open mics
at the school.
Castle Yuran is a junior at the Torrington campus of UConn, and is
majoring in English with hopes of getting a Masters in either creative
writing or screenwriting. Poetry is her passion, and she’s thus far had
one poem published in a book put out by poetry.com, called Timeless
Voices. She also submits regularly to an online magazine entitled “Life
In Stereo.” Castle currently works at the Torrington UConn Writing
Center, and occasionally assists the Litchfield County Writers Project.
She plans to help run, alongside Josh Brunetti, a writing club at the
campus that will eventually host an open mic or even slam. Castle dreams
of being a successful author, poet, and ultimately screenwriter, and plans
to finish her first novel by the end of her senior year.
Tina Parziale is a junior at UConn majoring in English. Next semester she
will be interning with author, editor, and professor Leigh Grossman and
working as a student editor on the Long River Review. Last summer she won
first place in the Artwell Poetry Slam and participated in several CT open
mics. After she graduates next December she intends to travel for a few
months before going to graduate school. She hopes to one day change the
world, but doesn’t everyone?